Day Three: Salvation Belongs to the Lord

And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:10)

“The Red Sea story is not just about what the Israelites get out of (bondage with layers) but also about how they get out (crossing over by grace). Here’s how Moses replied to the fearful, complaining Israelites: ‘Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still”’ (Exodus 14:13–14).

“On the one hand, the principle of grace could not be clearer: ‘Stand still. God’s going to do your fighting. Watch. You can’t do it. You can’t contribute to it. You can’t do a thing. God’s going to do the whole thing.’ When Moses says, ‘The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still’… he sounds like Paul: ‘to the one who does not work [cf. ‘be still’] but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness’ (Rom. 4:5). ‘Be still.’ Don’t look at your works. Receive a complete salvation or deliverance, based not on your works but solely on Christ’s works.” [T. Keller, “Getting Out,” in The Scriptures Testify About Me]

Let’s pray and worship the Lord. Jesus is the only one who can rescue, who can save, and who can lift us from the grave!  You Alone Can Rescue by Matt Redman.

– JP